The Migration Series, Panel no. 13: The crops were left to dry and rot. There was no one to tend them.

One of the most vividly textures panels of the series, Lawrence offers a keen use of color, shading and light that creates an intriguing visual effect. The broad, unfinished brush strokes create the appearance of a dry and coarse field, intensified by the bright beams of sun beating down. The differently colored waves of land and the visible light from the sun create a geometric patterning to this panel and suggest a cubist inspiration. The sparse trees to the left of the pieces are also withered, demonstrating the desertion of the South during this time of mass migration.
SKU: 64126
Creator: Jacob Lawrence
Date: between 1940 and 1941
Original Medium: Casein tempera on hardboard
Original Size: 12 x 18 in.
Location: The Phillips Collection
© 2016 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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